09/08/2012 - An estimated 150,000 people from pastoral communities, including students and teachers from six schools based in Kenya’s Baringo, Kiambu West and Laikipia districts, are to benefit from a €690,000 grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) approved by the AfDB on Friday, July 6.
18/07/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank Group (WBG) held a joint workshop to review the status of projects under the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) MENA CSP Investment Plan, of which they are both implementing agencies.
21/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have released a joint report on the state of environment in Africa, and are calling world leaders to invest in Africa’s natural capital. The report is intended to catalyze decision-makers to invest in Africa’s sustainable development and is being presented at Rio+20, at an event organized by the AfDB and WWF and hosted by the Senegalese government.
21/06/2012 - In the context of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the Africa @ Rio+20 organized a High Level panel discussion on “Promoting Inclusive Green Growth and building a Green Economy as a means to achieve sustainable development: Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges faced by Africa, Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States” on 18 June.
19/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and five other multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to significantly leverage their commitment to sustainable development.
01/06/2012 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and global conservation group WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) have launched today a joint report on the state of Africa’s environment. The Africa Ecological Footprint Report: Green Infrastructure for Africa's Ecological Security takes stock of the health of Africa’s ecosystems, as well as trends in resources use patterns. It also lays out recommendations on implementing green development pathways for Africa.
27/05/2012 - On 22 May 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted a Joint MDB Adaptation Finance Tracking Workshop on the sidelines of the Climate Change Conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), held from 14 to 25 May in Bonn, Germany. The MDBs discussed the adaptation concept that they will adopt, as well as the high level principles of the joint methodology, and a roadmap to test and disclose the methodology by the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in late November.
16/05/2012 - The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group today in Tunis approved the equivalent of USD 436 million for the financing of Morocco’s power project, and two other investments in Africa. The first approval is an AfDB loan of Euro 168 million and USD 100 million Clean Technology Fund concessionary loan to finance the first phase of the Ouarzazate solar power station in Morocco.
10/05/2012 - As Mali strives to become an emerging economy, it is focusing on energy sector reforms to support growth and improve quality of life. Renewable energy holds significant potential for scaling up across the country and promises to decrease dependence on fossil fuel imports and reduce forest degradation caused by increasing energy demands.
20/04/2012 - The 4th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF),opened its doors this week to more than 1,000 registered participants from across the world to foster a discussion on climate change and carbon finance in Africa. The message resonating this year from the Forum is that Africa represents a golden opportunity for a green future.